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Harvey Keitel ACTOR

Harvey Keitel was born on May 13th, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York, born to Miriam and Harry Keitel.  He had one sister and one brother and was raised in Brighton Beach near Brooklyn He studied at Abraham Lincoln High School and at the age of sixteen decided to join the United States Marine Corps and upon completing his service he found work for a number of years as a court reporter.
He then began to get involved in the acting industry and studied under famous coaches, Stella Adler and Lee Strasberg at the HB Studio.  It was just a matter of time before he began performing in a number of off-Broadway stage productions.
As time progressed he added a number of film credits to his resume such as, "Who's That Knocking at My Door" (1967), "Mean Streets" (1973), "Taxi Driver" (1976), "The Last Temptation of Christ" (1987), "Thelma and Louise" (1991) and "Bugsy" (1991) for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Along with his film credits he made appearances on a variety of television shows such as, "Hogan's Heroes", "Kojak", "Dark Shadow", "Amazing Stories", "The Play on One", "Saturday Night Live" and "Life on Mars".  He also operates a film production company called, The Goatsingers with his partner, Peggy Gormley. 
More recently, Keitel has been seen on the big screen in, "Cop Land" (1997), "Inglourious Basterds" (2009), "Little Fockers" (2010), "The Last Godfather" (2010) and soon to release, "Moonrise Kingdom" (2012), "The Enigma of Benito Cereno" (2012) and "The Congress" (2013).
Throughout his career in the industry he has been honored a number of ways such as being Listed as one of Entertainment Weekly's 25 Best Actors in 1998 and ranked #37 in Empire magazine's, "Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" in 1997.  In 2005, he was also honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 24th Istanbul Film Festival. 
He has married twice throughout his lifetime, first to Lorraine Bracco in 1982 and they had one child together before the marriage came to an end in 1993.  He then married Daphna Kastner in 2001 and they have one child together and remain married today and reside in New York City, but also own a home in California. 


2012   The Enigma of Benito Cereno 

2013   The Congress

2012   Gandhi of the Month

2012   Ipu: Convicted to Live 

2012   Moonrise Kingdom

2010   The Last Godfather

2010   Little Fockers

2010   A Beginner's Guide to Endings 

2009   Wrong Turn at Tahoe 

2009   Inglourious Basterds 

2008-2009  Life on Mars 

2009   The Ministers 

2007   National Treasure: Book of Secrets

2007   My Sexiest Year

2006   Arthur and the Invisibles

2006   The Stone Merchant 

2006   The Path to 9/11

2006   A Crime 

2006   One Last Dance 

2005   Shadows in the Sun

2005   Be Cool 

2004   The Bridge of San Luis Rey

2004   National Treasure

2004   Puerto Vallarta Squeeze

2003   Chasing the Elephant

2003   Cuban Blood

2003   Who Killed the Idea?

2003   The Galíndez File

2003   Crime Spree 

2002   Saturday Night Live 

2002   Beeper

2002   Red Dragon 

2002   Ginostra 

2002   Nowhere

2001   Taking Sides

2001   The Grey Zone

2001   Viper

2001   Nailed

2000   Little Nicky

2000   Prince of Central Park

2000   U-571 

2000   Fail Safe 

1999   Presence of Mind

1999   Holy Smoke

1999   Three Seasons

1998   Il mio West

1998   Finding Graceland

1998   Lulu on the Bridge

1998   Shadrach 

1997   FairyTale: A True Story

1997   Cop Land

1997   City of Industry

1996   Head Above Water

1996   From Dusk Till Dawn

1995   Clockers

1995   Smoke

1995   To vlemma tou Odyssea

1995   Blue in the Face 

1994   Imaginary Crimes 

1994   Somebody to Love 

1994   Pulp Fiction 

1994   Monkey Trouble 

1993   Dangerous Game 

1993   The Young Americans 

1993   Rising Sun 

1993   The Piano 

1993   Point of No Return 

1992   Bad Lieutenant 

1992   Sister Act 

1992   Reservoir Dogs

1991   Bugsy

1991   Thelma & Louise

1991   Mortal Thoughts

1990   La batalla de los Tres Reyes 

1990   The Two Jakes

1990   Two Evil Eyes 

1989   The January Man 

1989   This Ain't Bebop

1988   The American Bride

1988   The Last Temptation of Christ 

1988   A Stone in the Mouth

1988   The Play on One

1988   Caro Gorbaciov 

1988   Grandi cacciatori 

1987   The Pick-up Artist 

1986   The Ellen Burstyn Show 

1986   The Inquiry 

1986   The Men's Club 

1986   Wise Guys

1986   Off Beat 

1986   Blindside

1985   Amazing Stories 

1985   El caballero del dragón

1985   Un complicato intrigo di donne, vicoli e delitti 

1985   Baciami strega

1984   Nemo 

1984   Falling in Love 

1984   La bella Otero

1983   Exposed 

1983   Order of Death 

1982   La nuit de Varennes 

1982   The Border

1980   Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession

1980   Saturn 3

1980   Death Watch

1979   Eagle's Wing

1978   Fingers 

1978   Blue Collar

1977   The Duellists 

1976   Welcome to L.A.

1976   Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

1976   Mother, Jugs & Speed 

1976   Taxi Driver 

1975   That's the Way of the World

1974   Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore 

1974   Virginia Hill

1974   The F.B.I. 

1973   Kojak 

1973   Mean Streets 

1973   Pueblo 

1971   Great Performances 

1968   N.Y.P.D.

1967   Who's That Knocking at My Door 

1967   Reflections in a Golden Eye 

1966   Dark Shadows

1966   Hogan's Heroes 

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